Franklin D. Roosevelt Home, Presidential Library & Museum present Two Presidents Day Weekend Events on Sat., Feb. 17th
*Meet Paul Brandus author of THIS DAY IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY followed by Documents on Display: Presidential Autographs on Saturday, February 17th.
*On Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm see a One Man Show: INSIDE FDR with Gary Stammin the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site will host a series of Presidents Day Weekend events. These events are free and open to EVERYONE, but registration is required for the Saturday author talk and Sunday performance. You will really enjoy this weekend’s informative and outstanding events!
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents a first-rate author talk and book signing at 2 pm on Saturday, February 17 with Paul Brandus author of THIS DAY IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY in the Henry A. Wallace Center. Brandus is an award-winning, independent member of the White House press corps and the founder of West Wing Reports® (Twitter: @WestWingReport). Copies of the book will be available for sale in the New Deal Bookstore after the talk. This is a free event and open to all, but space is limited. Please register at www.fdrlibrary.org
Saturday, February 17: Documents on Display: Presidential Autographs, 3 - 5 pm, Library Research Room
Following the book talk on Saturday, visitors can view original documents from the Roosevelt Library archives bearing the signatures of many of our nation's Presidents including: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. More than 30 signatures will be on display -- most of which were collected by FDR himself! These rare documents are on display only once a year. Attendees can view the autographs in the Research Room of the Library. Registration is not required.
Then on Sunday, February 18, make time to catch the One Man Show: INSIDE FDR with Gary Stamm 2 pm in the Henry A. Wallace Center. We hear he’s terrific!
The National Park Service presents INSIDE FDR, about Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Gary Stamm portraying the 32nd President of the United States. You will actually hear from the "man himself" talking about things not learned in history class. Among the topics presented are: his hobbies, dealing with polio, his "firsts," his childhood, his favorite quotes, what he considers his greatest accomplishments and failures and more. Join us for a relaxed chat with FDR. Gary Stamm has portrayed FDR for more than 10 years nationwide. For two years he toured in the critically acclaimed one man show A FIRESIDE CHAT: A CONVERSATION WITH FDR. Admission is free. Please register at http://insidefdr.eventbrite.com.
Both the FDR Home and Library are located at 4079 Albany Post Road/Route 9 in Hyde Park
Please contact Cliff Laube with the Roosevelt Library at (845) 486-7745 or Franceska Macsali Urbin with the National Park Service at (845) 229-6225 with questions about these events.
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR's presidency. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.
The National Park Service administers the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Top Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion. Visitors to the sites can enjoy guided tours of the historic buildings. There are hiking trails that link all the parks. From May through October visitors from New York City can reserve transportation from the Poughkeepsie Train Station to all the sites in Hyde Park by calling (845) 229-5320 for the "Roosevelt Ride." For information about tours and other programs visit www.nps.gov/hofr or call (845) 229-5320.